Model UN returns from UT Austin victorious


Angela Wainright

Members of the Model UN team pose at UT Austin.

Stockton Lord, Assistant Opinion Editor

For the first time in over a year, Central Texas Model UN opened its doors for an in-person conference and Kinkaid’s team was ready.

The Falcon team of 14 students competed against over 500 students from 34 schools from Nov. 5 to 7. 

Students were divided into 23 committees with topics ranging from the Peloponnesian War to aviation security. 

 Junior Kevin Goerl recounted some events he heard from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Crisis Committee and an attempted coup, which left two Communist Party members executed

“It was pretty wild,” Goerl said. “People were starting to drop like flies. Thankfully order was restored and Communism was able to triumph.”

This victory occurred after Algerian freedom fighters dropped Soviet-supplied nuclear bombs on Paris and Washington, D.C.  These adventures in the USSR Committee were just one of several wild rides for the Kinkaid delegates.

Junior Camille Solé, for one, attempted to take over Haiti with just seven troops after her committee eliminated cholera. Solé said the invasion failed due to her belief that the numerical value of a troop was 1,000, not one simple soldier.

Three delegates won awards in their committees, with sophomore Jesús Lara winning Outstanding Delegate in the Napoleonic Wars: France Committee, and juniors Harper Paddock and Grayson Hall winning Best Delegate and Outstanding Delegate respectively for their performances.